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Interim Semi-permanent Storage Buildings

Interim Semi-permanent Storage Buildings

Our Interim Storage Buildings can save thousands in heating and/or cooling costs over a three year life of a facility.
2017-08-24 06:32:00 2019-11-18 04:19:04
steel-roof-storage-building-ibse-01 Interim Semi-permanent Storage Buildings

If you storage requirement includes heating or cooling then a standard temporary storage building could cost more in the long term. Consider the benefits of of an Interim Storage Building instead.



  • They are still relatively fast to erect and fast to dismantle
  • No footings or foundations required
  • They are supplied with steel roof cladding up to 40mm thick for added insulation
  • The combination of steel roof and wall cladding adds to the overall stability
  • The steel roof cladding provides improved security
  • A percentage of the roof cladding are clear panels to improve daylight light reduce lighting costs
  • Low heat and cooling costs due to the insulation values of the 40mm steel roof and wall cladding
  • The framework is quickly and easily dismantled and can be re-used time and again


  • Increased installation costs due to working at height regulations
  • Requires a level base or plinth for installation due to steel roof cladding
  • Steel roof-cladding cannot be re-used conveniently
  • Very difficult to stop water ingress around the base without a raised pad or plinth

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Cost Considerations

Financial Advantages

Interim Buildings are relocatable and offer savings in heating or cooling.

Advantages when buying:

  • Far more cost-effective to heat and cool due to improved 40mm insulation of steel roof cladding
  • Cost-effective lighting due to 10% coverage of clear roof panels for natural daylight
  • Framework can be re-located from site to site to site as often as needed
  • Framework retains good re-sale values should you ever wish to sell

Advantages when hiring:

  • No capital outlay ahead of installation
  • Cost-effective to heat and cool due to improved insulation
  • Cost-effective lighting due to clear roof panels for natural daylight
  • Tax deductible as plant hire to reduce profits and corporation tax


The following considerations need to be born in mind: 

Whether Hiring or Buying:

  • They depreciate over time
  • Steel sheet roof cladding cannot be re-used once installed 
  • More expensive than a temporary building to install due to working at height regulations 
  • Additional groundwork costs unless you have a level concrete base

Building Options

The following options are available on this building



  • Must stand on a concrete base


  • Maximum 40mm insulated steel roof


  • 40 mm insulated sandwich panel


  • Forklift truck access curtains
  • Pedestrian access door
  • Manual roller door
  • Electric roller door


  • Double glazed window panels


  • 6ft twin tube fluorescent lights
  • 400w sodium spotlights


  • Internal partitions
  • Internal office doors

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